Joined: 29 Jan 2006
Location: Winnipeg, MB
|Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 7:24 pm Post subject: Look Inside a Power Voltage Regulator
|Ever wonder what is inside one of those TO-3 (case style) Voltage Regulators? Me too. I replaced one that died in my power supply and decided to perform a lobotomy on the old one. It is a LM350 regulator which is a 3 Amp, 1.2 Volt to 32 Volt output device. Check out how thin the wires are that connect to the large pins. I was expecting something much more beefy than this...
Note: There are more pictures in the gallery. Gallery pictures are also viawable in high resolution.
The device before any carnage.
Here the cap is half cut off (using a dremel with a abrasive disk).
All cut, pop the top off!
Check out the guts!
A few more pics.